Kitami Lentz

Chef Kitami Lentz is a Bay Area local chef specializing in Japanese, Afro-Caribbean, and plant forward cuisines. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA, Kitami has always had an affinity for cooking with local ingredients, organic produce, and the fruits of the sea. Her 15 year cooking career ranges from wedding and event catering, cake baking and decoration, high end restaurants, and cooking at health and wellness centers. Currently Kitami is a Global Executive Brand Chef for Compass Group. When she isn’t in the kitchen, Kitami enjoys camping, golfing, and Afro-Brazilian dance.

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